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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and people are wearing pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to raise money for further research and treatment of the disease. Breast cancer i...

Our Top Interview Tips for Nurses and Nursing Students

Interview Tips   Conexus MedStaff has put together the below tips to help international nurses and international students communicate confidence, enthusiasm and intelligence during your telepho...

And.... Sleep!

One of the stress management techniques discussed in our blog about Stress Awareness Month (April) was getting a good night’s sleep. But for nurses, getting to sleep can be even more challenging wh...

Conexus MedStaff celebrates nurses week 2020
American Nurse Jobs: Nurses Week 2020

This week sees the start of Nurses Week 2020. From Wednesday 6th May through Tuesday 12th May, people all over the U.S. will be celebrating the amazing work that nurses perform on a daily basis. Nu...

Stress Awareness Month and Nurse Stress
What is Stress Awareness Month? April 2020

April is Stress Awareness Month. There is no set definition for the term stress. There is even debate as to whether stress is the cause of a problem or the result of one. Look at the following defi...

Telemedicing Robot
Telemedicine in the fight against COVID-19

During these unprecedented times of the global COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations are seeking increasingly more inventive ways of delivering healthcare whilst maintaining social distancing...

Scrubs
Scrubs In Public: Do Or Don’t?

With it being National Patient Safety Awareness Week, our blogs are all about safety. There was an article on the Modern Nurse website recently, which was republished from SCRUBS Magazine, which se...

Coronavirus
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

As the global spread of “Novel Coronavirus 2019” continues, we are adding to our original blog about the virus as there have been a number of changes.In February, the International Committee on Tax...

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National Patient Safety Week 2020

March 8 – 14h is National Patient Safety Week in the US. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. There...

Dementia
Dignity and Dementia

February 14 – 21 is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education week in the US. Dementia is an umbrella term which describes a set of symptoms which may include memory loss, and difficulties with thin...

2020
The Interational Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honour of the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nighti...

Coronavirus
Novel Coronavirus 2019

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respir...

Vaping
E-Cigarette and Vaping Associated Lung Injury

The United States of America has recently seen a significant increase in the incidence of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). The outbreak is thought to have begun in June 2019, w...

Flu Jab
Mandatory Flu Shots

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious acute viral infection of the respiratory tract that is spread through droplet transmission. Flu has a short incubation period and on average symptoms will sta...

Handwashing
National Handwashing Awareness Week 2019

National Handwashing Awareness Week   December 1 – 7 2019 is National Handwashing Awareness Week in the US. Handwashing is the most basic of infection prevention and control measures, however...

End Of Life
End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations

End of Life Care – Cultural Considerations   The term culture can be defined as the ideas, customs and social behaviours of a particular group of people. A person’s culture can be influenced ...

Pressure Ulcer
NDNQI: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Survey for Pressure Ulcers

As a new grad, staging pressure ulcers/wounds was a struggle for me until I joined the wound care team of my hospital. Quarterly, they participated in the National Database of Nursing Quality Ind...

Diabetes
Diabetes Awareness Month

All through November it is Diabetes Awareness Month, which aims to improve people’s understanding of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. On November 14th, the world acknowledges World Diabetes Day. ...

Opioid Crisis
Opioid Crisis

The United States of America is currently in the midst of an “Opioid Crisis”. The term refers to the growing number of hospitalizations and deaths from the overuse of opioids, including prescriptio...

Delegation
Developing Delegation Skills

Developing Delegation Skills One of the most complex nursing skills is that of delegation. This skill is what most of our international nurses’ struggle with after deployment. It requires sophis...